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What's New At The Northland Arboretum in Brainerd (hint: Santa!)

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The Northland Arboretum is a member-supported non-profit organization that encompasses over 400 acres in the heart of Brainerd/Baxter, Minnesota.

Today we talked with Northland Arboretum's Executive Director Candice Zimmerman about the upcoming events at the Arb - including this Saturday's Santa visit and the Sertoma Winter Wonderland Wednesdays through Saturdays in December, plus the full week after Christmas. It’s a drive-thru holiday light display from 5:30-8:30. Advance tickets are available at Northland Arboretum.

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.